Author Archives: Mark Babbitt

Are You a Good Investment? How to Attract the Best Mentors

Investment in People

In the Social Age, when it seems like we’re always on – always connected – our time is precious. How we spend every hour matters.

And yet we – those who have been around for a while longer than our younger colleagues – want to give back. We intentionally find time to do pro bono work, volunteer, teach and – in my case – serve as a mentor…   

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10 Reasons I Didn’t Hire You Today

Not Hired

You worked hard to get that interview. I thought you deserved it, or I wouldn’t have invited you in today.

You thought you did okay. Your hopes may have gotten up just a little bit. So you will undoubtedly be disappointed when I don’t offer you a job. You’ll be really disappointed if you never hear back from me at all, as happens far too often in the world of recruiting…   

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Beyond Networking: 5 Ways Social Media Builds Your Brand

Personal Branding on Social Media

You may be new to social media. Or perhaps you’ve used Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to post personal updates… but not to deliberately build a more professional personal brand.

And you may be wondering: is there more to social media than just networking? Can social media really help me build a personal brand? Will social help me create a fulfilling career?   

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9 Critical Skills Not on Your Resume (Yet)

Rejected

How many times have you heard something like this in a rejection letter: “While your qualifications were impressive, this round of candidates was excellent.”

Against such competition, how do you win? What do you need on your resume to jump up into the “excellent” level?   

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It Would Be So Nice… if Dr. Seuss Gave Career Advice

Imagine if you can,
And if you can’t no one can,
What might happen if Dr. Seuss,
Helped build your career plan…

“Dr. Seuss, I am so far behind my peers, who seem to know what they want to do after graduation. How do I decide what career is right for me?”   

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You Finally Got Hired and The Gig Sucks… Now What?

Your Job Sucks

This job sucks!

It happens to everyone at some point in their career. You find a position that looks great on paper… has an exciting title… the description was full of responsibilities that looked engaging and fun. But in real life the job is everything but what you were sold, or expected…   

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